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Biochemistry – Overview

Bruce D. Kohorn, Program Director

Penny Westfall, Program Coordinator

Professor: Bruce D. Kohorn (Biology)

Associate Professor: Danielle H. Dube (Chemistry), Anne E. McBride (Biology)

Assistant Professor: Benjamin C. Gorske (Chemistry)

Laboratory Instructor: Kate R. Farnham

Contributing Faculty: Richard D. Broene, Barry A. Logan

Note: Following is a list of required and elective courses for the major in biochemistry. Please refer to the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics for further information, including course descriptions, instructors, and semesters when these courses will next be offered.

Requirements for the Major in Biochemistry

All majors must complete the following courses: Biology 1102 or 1109 {102 or 109}, 2124 {224}; Chemistry 1102 or 1109 {102 or 109}, 2250 {225}, 2260 {226}, 2320 {232}, 2510 {251}; Mathematics 1600 and 1700 {161 and 171}; Physics 1130 and 1140 {103 and 104}. Majors must also complete two courses from the following: Biology 2112 {212}, 2135 {213}, 2114 {214}, 2118 {218}, 2175 {217}, 2210 {210} (same as Environmental Studies 2223 {210}), 2553 {253}, 2557 {257}, 2566 {266}, 2586 {286}, 3304 {304}, 3310 {310}, 3314 {314}, 3317 {317}, 3333 {333}, 3397 {307}, 4000–4003 {401–404}; Chemistry 2100 {210}, 2400 {240}, 2520 {252}, 3050 {305} (same as Environmental Studies 3905 {305}), 3060 {306} (same as Environmental Studies 3906 {306}), 3250 {325}, 3270 {327}, 3310 {331}, 4000–4003 {401–404}; Physics 2130 {223}, 4000–4003 {401–404}.

Students may include one advanced independent study (numbered 4000–4003 {401–404}) as an elective.

Bowdoin College does not offer a minor in biochemistry.

Advanced Courses

4000–4003 {401–404} a. Advanced Independent Study in Biochemistry. The Program.

4029 {405} a. Advanced Collaborative Study in Biochemistry. The Program.

4050–4051 a. Honors Project in Biochemistry. The Program.


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